Crocker, Roy Ernest (109317, Flying Officer, RAF)

Accession Number MSS2035
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Crocker, Ernest Roy
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Manuscript titled 'Memories of a P.O.W.' written by Ernest Roy Crocker, 49 p. Manuscript details the experiences of the author as a prisoner of war of the Japanese during the Second World War. Begins with an account of the situation leading to the author's capture on Java and initial experiences as a prisoner. The memoirs move on to detail specific aspects of life as a POW: housing; administration; camp activities; Bandaeong camp; propaganda; phases of camp life; study and camp routine (including details on rations, work parties, red cross recognition and distribution and discipline).